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I Love the Smell of Irony in the Morning

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The world’s billionaires, celebrities, royalty, and bureaucratic elite, converged on Davos, Switzerland this week for the 2015 World Economic Forum.

Among the topics discussed by the uber rich and super popular were education, gender equality, revolutionizing the world’s food supply, energy, global security, human vs artificial intelligence, the rise of shadow banking, and (drum roll) global climate change.

No discussion on global warming would be complete without Al Gore leading the charge.  The former Vice President teamed up with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to tell the world about their plan to rebuild everything!  No, seriously, in order to combat global warming and therefore global catastrophe, every city must be rebuilt in a way that we can eliminate all cars from the planet. You must be able to walk everywhere you want to go in the perfect utopian world!  Well, not everywhere, because there will be mass transit in Gore’s utopia, I mean the elites can’t be expected to walk or stay within a very small geographic radius…right?

The price tag for Gore’s brilliant idea?  A mere, 90 trillion dollars…

Now that you’ve straightened up after doubling over with hilarity here’s the punch line.

The very people enjoying a week at a posh ski resort in the Swiss Alps while lecturing you and me about our cars, wood burning fireplaces, body odor, and sinister carbon footprints, arrived in Zurich aboard more than 1700 private jets, various helicopters, and SUVs…

The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek.

That’s not just a carbon footprint, that’s a carbon crater.

Even Jon Stewart had to acknowledge the hypocrisy avalanche in the Alps.

Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds had the response of the week: “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.”

darvos irony

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Anti-Bullying Campaign Co-Founder is a Bully

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What happens when the editorial director of an alternative news weekly out of Seattle, Washington speaks in front of more than 2000 high school students at a national high school journalism convention?

He turns into a high school student.

But it gets even more ridiculous.

Dan SavageDan Savage is also the co-founder of the anti-bullying It Gets Better Project, but as he falls into his teenage relapse he morphs directly into that class bully we all knew picking on those he doesn’t like.  In this case it happened to be Christians and their “Bible”.

Savage, who was invited to the convention to speak on bullying, and we would hope, denounce it and suggest ways for students to eliminate it, and overcome it, instead took the opportunity to go on a profanity-laced tirade against the Bible (via his interpretation of it’s teachings), and those who follow it.

“We can learn to ignore the bullsh– in the Bible about gay people,” Savage said, “the same way we have learned to ignore the bullsh– about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation. We ignore bullsh– in the Bible about all sorts of things. The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads in the Civil War and justified it,” Savage preached.

And as one might expect from a crowd of immature 15 to 18 year-old adolescents with little concept of Biblical context or acumen, Savage received a shower of “Duuuude that dude just swore! Sweeeeeeet”, cheers and applause.

But not every student thought the assault on a book of scripture and the thinly veiled knock on those who believe it to be the word of God was appropriate, funny, or worth cheering and applauding.  Dozens of students and their advisers stood and walked out on the speaker.  To which Savage let loose this bullyfied gem, “You can tell the Bible guys in the hall, they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible.  It’s funny when someone is on the receiving end of “beatings” that are justified by the Bible, how “pansy-assed” some people react.”

Today Savage joined the long line of leftist elites in the apology parade as he “tried” to convince us that he wasn’t bullying the students and advisers who walked out on him.

“I wasn’t calling the handful of students who left pansies (2,800+ students, most of them Christian, stayed and listened), just the walkout itself,” he said.

“I was not attacking the faith in which I was raised,” he added. “I was attacking the argument that gay people must be discriminated against—and anti-bullying programs that address anti-gay bullying should be blocked (or exceptions should be made for bullying “motivated by faith”)—because it says right there in the Bible that being gay is wrong.”

Here again we have someone on the left defining the argument so as to justify his own bigoted bully pulpit tactics.  I don’t know of a single Bible believing, practicing Christian who thinks it’s OK to bully anyone, period.  That is not what Christ taught nor what the Bible teaches and Savage, the adult, knows it.

Savage, the teenager, however saw an opportunity to become part of the “cool” crowd and with the punch of a few well-timed expletives he succeeded.

His parents must be so proud!

Written by DCL

April 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm